A long-time law enforcement officer was recently arrested on multiple felony allegations. The former Alabama sheriff's sergeant allegedly violated criminal law when he used his position for his own personal gain and possibly engaged in third-degree theft. A judge set his bond at $40,000.
Police attribute two recent arrests to multiple anonymous tips about possible drug activity in the area. While both people -- one man and one woman -- were both charged with drug-related offenses, they are not facing the exact same criminal charges. The man is charged for heroin possession and methamphetamine trafficking while the woman is charged with methamphetamine possession.
An ongoing criminal investigation led to the recent arrest of an Alabama man. He is charged with a misdemeanor DUI, but a spokesman for the police department in charge of the investigation said it is likely that upgraded or additional charges will be filed soon. Although he was initially arrested and booked in a city facility, he will be recharged and processed at the county level as a matter of criminal law. He later posted his $1,000 bond and is no longer in police custody.
Alabama authorities recently arrested a man for allegedly stealing air conditioning units from a preschool. He is facing a first-degree criminal charge for theft of property and was still in police custody at last report. The defendant's wife was arrested a short while later because of an outstanding warrant, but police did not indicate whether she may have been involved in the air conditioning incident.
An Alabama police officer recently lost his job after he allegedly made a false report regarding a shooting. The officer is charged with discharging a firearm within city limits, false reporting, and criminal mischief. This is apparently not the first time he has been accused of making a false report or mishandling aspects of his job, but it does appear to be the first time he has been charged for violating criminal law.
A deadly boating accident on the Fourth of July resulted in police arresting a man who might have been intoxicated at the time. He is facing a number of criminal charges, which are boating under the influence, first-degree assault, second-degree assault and two counts for murder. Two people died and another five were seriously injured in the boating accident he is accused of causing.
A charge for resisting arrest may be confusing for some defendants. This type of charge is commonly associated with violent behavior or actions that are directly resisting an officer's orders. However, an individual may be accused of resisting arrest for a wide variety of seemingly benign behaviors. Here is what defendants in Alabama should know about criminal law and this type of charge.
Criminal charges can have serious, real-life consequences for defendants' personal and professional lives. Depending on a person's career, the individual could possibly end up losing his or her job even without a conviction. Others may face workplace penalties, such as administrative penalties and other forms of disciplinary actions. This is why dealing with criminal law matters in a prompt and vigorous manner can be extremely beneficial for many defendants.
It is no secret that criminal charges can lead to serious, lifelong consequences for defendants. Unfortunately, some individuals in Alabama end up facing charges because of the wrongful or even illegal actions of police officers. Defendants do not have to give up hope in these types of situations, as criminal law does have protections against things like unreasonable searches and seizures.
Police in Alabama recently arrested a man they say is connected to two different crimes. The man in question is facing several criminal charges, including first-degree kidnapping and first-degree burglary. In addition to his recent arrest, he reportedly also had several outstanding warrants.